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#Drumline removal should mark ‘permanent end’ to #Sharkcull Could return in Nov!

#Drumline removal should mark ‘permanent end’ to #Sharkcull Could return in Nov! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
MARINE groups monitoring the removal of WA’s shark drum lines say the controversial policy should never be used again. (VOTE NOW - DO YOU SUPPORT DRUM LINES THAT KILL SHARKS?
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Sixty six sharks — mostly tiger sharks — were caught on the baited drum lines and killed in the first three weeks of operation!

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How to conquer a fear of the ocean? #Dive in the most beautiful place you can find, #MantaRays #PygmySeahorses

How to conquer a fear of the ocean?  #Dive in the most beautiful place you can find, #MantaRays #PygmySeahorses | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
The Indonesian archipelago is home to supersized manta rays and pygmy sea horses, and is considered one of the best scuba spots on Earth.

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#NewEvidence That Urban #WaterPollution Is #Harming #Birds #Cardiff Uni. #WalesUK

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The Atlantic Cities New Evidence That Urban Water Pollution Is Harming Birds The Atlantic Cities In fact, cities might be having the opposite effect on one critter – the European dipper, a bird that's struggling with development problems linked to...
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That's the theory of scientists at Cardiff University and elsewhere who've been poking around in the rivers of South Wales, which bear a rich history of industrial pollution. Compared to dippers that hail from rural environments, they say, the birds living downstream from cities are not doing so well. Specifically, they're having hormone issues: They hatch underweight and then grow up with chemical imbalances that cause them to produce fewer female chicks, a fact that casts a pall over the population's long-term survival.

The researchers believe the abnormalities stem from the fish and insects the dippers are eating. These waterborne creatures can act like sponges for polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and flame-retardant chemicals (PBDEs) and, when consumed, pass the contaminants up the food chain. The Cardiff-led team has discovered what it deems a "strong correlation" between these chemicals and depressed thyroid levels in young dippers. As evidence, they note that one specific thyroid hormone was 43 percent lower in urban-river chicks compared to rural ones.

 

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Call to use raptors to monitor European pollution5 hours ago by Alex Peel http://phys.org/news/2014-05-raptors-european-pollution.html

 

More:  http://phys.org/news/2014-04-polluted-rivers-threat-city-wildlife.html

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Proposed #FishFarm Part 2 ~ impact on #Reef Video 6.32mins

For millennia, we have harvested copious fish catches from our seas but due to overfishing and exploitation, our natural fish stocks are rapidly disappearing. With an ever growing population...
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Part 1 :  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_O3SBjbfuyw

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If the #damage being done to #DeepSeas happened on #land, there would be uproar! #Scotlands #endangered gulper #shark

If the #damage being done to #DeepSeas happened on #land, there would be uproar! #Scotlands #endangered  gulper #shark | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Some years ago New Yorker magazine printed a cartoon showing a group of high society ladies enjoying an afternoon cup of tea.
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An eclectic group of scientists, fishing representatives and government policy makers is meeting today in Edinburgh to discuss the future of Scotland’s deep seas. Here in the UK the vast majority of deep-sea territory is to the west of Scotland beneath the Atlantic waters that stretch out to Rockall.

 

The deep seas west of Scotland have been fished for more than 30 years. Populations of deep-water fish have declined. Some deep-sea sharks are now on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List as “endangered” (Portuguese dogfish and leafscale gulper shark) and “critically endangered” (gulper shark).

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Sea Shepherd UK :: Sea Shepherd UK offers #reward for conviction of anyone illegally killing iconic Scottish #Seals

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Sea Shepherd Conservation Society - Protecting oceans around the world (Sea Shepherd UK is offering a £5000 reward for photographic or video evidence leading to the successful...
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#SavetheSharks ~ Discovery Channel #Oceana

#SavetheSharks ~ Discovery Channel #Oceana | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
See what some people are doing to save the sharks and find out why we need sharks in our waters at Discovery.com.
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#Orcas do not deserve to be canned like sardines!

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"Blackfish" is a emotion evoking documentary following the story of a SeaWorld whale who is responsible for killing a trainer in 2010. The film has aired frequently on CNN since 2013 and thus far g...

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In A #Nuclear Wasteland: 28 Years After the #Chernobyl Disaster ~ an #environment taken :(

In A #Nuclear Wasteland: 28 Years After the #Chernobyl Disaster ~ an #environment taken :( | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
International Business Times Life (And Wildlife) In A Nuclear Wasteland: 28 Years After the Chernobyl Disaster International Business Times CHERNOBYL, Ukraine -- Almost three decades after the worst nuclear disaster in history unfolded here, this...
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Jeremy Wade on RadioActive River:  http://www.animalplanet.com/tv-shows/river-monsters/videos/will-jeremy-capture-a-legendary-radioactive-river-monster-of-chernobyl.htm

 

26.4.14 ~ 

Birds Adapting to Chernobyl's Radiation: http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/birds-adapting-chernobyls-radiation

 

The results reveal that with increasing background radiation, the birds’ overall body condition and antioxidant levels increased, while oxidative stress and DNA damage decreased.  However, birds who produce larger amounts of pheomelanin and lower amounts of eumelanin pay a cost: poorer body condition, decreased glutathione, and increased oxidative stress and DNA damage. The two negatively affected birds -- the great tit (Parus major) and the barn swallow (Hirundo rustica) -- both produce large amounts of the pinkish pigment in their feathers.  Previous lab experiments have shown that, with prolonged exposure to low doses, humans and other animals can adapt to radiation. And that it increases resistance to larger, subsequent doses. This study shows the first evidence that animals in the wild can adapt to ionizing radiation.  Here’s the entire list of all 16 birds surveyed were: red-backed shrike, great tit, barn swallow, wood warbler, blackcap, whitethroat, barred warbler, tree pipit, chaffinch, hawfinch, mistle thrush, song thrush, blackbird, black redstart, robin, and thrush nightingale. 


Read more at http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/birds-adapting-chernobyls-radiation#vMQLfxQ7BG7bzZ9q.99

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15 Weird #Facts About #Whales (Plus 4 Amazing Videos) Closest living relative to cetaceans are hippos*

15 Weird #Facts About #Whales (Plus 4 Amazing Videos) Closest living relative to cetaceans are hippos* | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
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Whales are so obviously different from us, yet surprisingly similar in so many ways.

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Impact of climate change and sonar pollution is weirder still...

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#SeaShepherdUK Offers #Reward for Evidence Leading to Conviction of #SealKillers from Scottish Wild Salmon Company

#SeaShepherdUK Offers #Reward for Evidence Leading to Conviction of #SealKillers from Scottish Wild Salmon Company | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
£5000 reward for photographic or video evidence leading to the successful prosecution of employees of the Scottish Wild Salmon Company for illegally killing protected seals (RT!
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Agreement reached on #DeepSeaMining ~ #PapuaNGuinea #ISA drawing #guidelines4FutureMining ~ #Environment Impact !

Agreement reached on #DeepSeaMining ~ #PapuaNGuinea #ISA drawing #guidelines4FutureMining ~ #Environment Impact ! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it

Via Grant W. Graves
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"Only 3% of the oceans and only 1% of international waters are protected, which makes them some of the most vulnerable places on earth - what we desperately need is a global network of ocean sanctuaries."

 

According to Nautilus, the mine will have a minimal environmental footprint, covering the equivalent of about 10 football fields and focusing on an area which is likely to be rapidly re-colonised by marine life.

Mr Johnston said: "It's a resilient system and studies show that life will recover in 5-10 years. An active venting site 1km to the southeast has the same bugs and snails and the current will carry the bugs and snails to the mine site. We expect it to recover quite quickly."

But this will be the first attempt to extract ore from the ocean floor, so the operation - and the company's assurances about the impacts - will be watched closely.

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Major #Win4Sharks #PhilippinesAirlines Announces “Total Stop” On #Fin #Shipments

Major #Win4Sharks #PhilippinesAirlines Announces “Total Stop” On #Fin #Shipments | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
After a 6-ton shipment of shark fins, which likely included several endangered species, was photographed being shipped by Philippines Airlines (PAL) from Dubai to Hong Kong, the company has announced it will stop shipping fins altogether, marking a major win for conservationists.PAL spokeswoman Ciel...

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#Dead blue #whales washing ashore in W. #Newfoundland ~ Update below tx @BahaNick @mjattrill

#Dead blue #whales washing ashore in W. #Newfoundland ~ Update below tx @BahaNick @mjattrill | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Globalnews.ca Dead blue whales washing ashore in western Newfoundland Globalnews.ca The endangered North Atlantic blue whales, first spotted last month, were likely killed when ice floes off the southwest coast swiftly changed directions, trapping...

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Caution...Graphic! video 0.33s  http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/caution-dead-whale-contents-under-pressure&nbsp; <this is NOV' news!

 

 

Whats the Pressure inside:  http://www.wired.com/2014/05/exploding-whale-physics/

 

30.4.14 ~ The whale in Rocky Harbour is one of four that came in with the ice in the town’s harbour over the Easter weekend. It’s located on the south side of the town near the fish plant and, while the one in Trout River is inflated “like a balloon” with gases, Nicolle said the one in Rocky Harbour is deflated and starting to decompose.

Link:  http://www.thewesternstar.com/section/2014-04-30/article-3707583/Feds-to-help-museum-take-ownership-of-blue-whales%3A-Shea/1

 

 

So far update 29.4.14: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdHpWc7fPUc

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#Summit Pledges to Save the #Oceans

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The summit on protecting the world’s oceans ended Friday, with a call to tackle the major threats of climate change, overfishing, habitat loss and pollution. The Global Oceans Action Summit fo...
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“This was the Global Oceans Action Summit. This was not an inter-government where we were negotiating text. This was an opportunity for the over 80 ministers, leaders from the private sector and civil society to sit down together and make commitments to real action in real time. This was an opportunity to take our hats off – to not speak simply from government positions – to move beyond our positions and start talking about real commitments in real time,” she said.
 
She said that agreement was reached on a three part approach to protecting the oceans. The first would set-up partnerships.
 
“We need to bring in the private sector. We need to increase our investments in small and medium size enterprises. Because at the end of the day it’s local communities – it’s family fishers – it’s small-scale fishers – who are going to drive broad-based blue growth in the ocean space. We also talked about governance. We talked about the fact that we need to accelerate action to make sure we can eliminate illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing,” said Hickey.

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Ross McCall backs campaign against #Sealcull #Scotland ~ More below...

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Scottish actor Ross McCall has called for an end to the killing of seals in Scotland following a recent stand-off between campaigners and culling teams.
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CONSERVATIONISTS campaigning to prevent seals being shot by commercial salmon fishermen on the Banffshire Coast have challenged the Scottish Wild Salmon Company (SWSC) to attend a public meeting in Gardenstown.

SSUK activists have been stationed in the former fishing town Gardenstown, where Montrose-based SWSC, also known as Usan Fisheries, operates netting stations, since before Easter.

 

http://www.banffshire-journal.co.uk/News/Seal-shooting-activists-dig-in-for-the-long-haul-28042014.htm

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How bad is #marine #litter? Marine Science ~ Pls follow >>> @CefasGovUK

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Insight and updates on the latest research and developments in marine and freshwater science from across government (New blog: How bad is marine litter?

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Apart from catastrophic...

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Scientist drills into #ocean mystery ~ #NZealand #SeaLions ? in #decline !

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A scientist is stepping back in time to solve the mystery behind a dramatic drop in the world's most threatened species of sea lion. - New Zealand Herald (What's driving decline of threatened #NewZealand sea lions?
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The New Zealand sea lion once numbered in the hundreds of thousands, and their habitat extended throughout New Zealand.

• However, in the 19th century, the species was decimated for its blubber and skins, and in 1997, it was declared a threatened species under the Marine Mammals Protection Act.

 

• The New Zealand sea lion breeds mainly on the Auckland Islands (70 per cent of the species) and Campbell Island (30 per cent), with small numbers found on Stewart Island.

 

• While the Campbell Island population is faring well, the Auckland Islands colony has been declining rapidly for a number of years, with several research programmes now under way to find out why.

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#Citizen science a winner for #Shark #conservation - ABC Science Online

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Citizen science a winner for shark conservation ABC Science Online Researchers from Australia and Palau compared data collected by professional dive guides in Palau with acoustic telemetry data from tagged sharks at the same sites, and found the...

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#Oceans of #rubbish - #governments must #Act

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Eighty percent of marine rubbish originates on land - via storm drains, overflowing landfills, and uncontrolled dumping in rivers. And once it's in the sea, no one is responsible for it, writes Alistair McIlgorm.
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#Japan Kicks Off First #WhaleHunt Since UN Court Ruling! Pls see my view below...

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A Japanese whaling fleet left port today under tight security, marking the first hunt since the UN’s top court last month ordered Tokyo to stop killing whales in the Antarctic. (F*#kers!
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Once a key source of fuel and food, Japan’s consumption of whale meat has considerably diminished in recent decades and is no longer a regular part of most people’s diet.

 

However, powerful lobbying forces have ensured the continued subsidisation of the hunt with taxpayer money.

 

Tokyo has always maintained it was trying to prove whale populations were big enough to sustain commercial hunts.

 

For Masayoshi Takahashi, a retired whale processing factory worker, the future was grim.

 

“Without whaling, this town is done,” the 71-year-old said.

 

“What will the fishermen do? Seaweed harvesting season is only one or two months a year. There is nothing else here."

 

 

My view:  Only way to stop these people is to help give suggestions towards other work !  

 

 

 

Japan starts coastal research whaling in Pacific

Researchers examine a minke whale at Ayukawa port in the northeastern Japanese city of Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, on April 26, 2014, after four Japanese research whaling ships returned from a day hunt for minke whales off the prefecture. The ships will operate until June 11 to take up to 51 minke whales from coastal waters. (Kyodo) Link:  http://english.kyodonews.jp/photos/2014/04/287376.html

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Progress made Towards #Antarctic #Marine Park #Treaty ~ #Greenpeace #WWF #IFL

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Progress made Towards Antarctic Marine Park Treaty
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That can change rapidly — as we have seen in other seas around the world — with the development of intensive fishing and other commercial exploitation.
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Changes in #Penguin populations in the Antarctic #Impact of #GlobalWarming #Endangered #Environment #WWF Norway

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Campaigners dressed as penguins marked World Penguin Day outside Norway's parliament. They called on Norway and other nations active in the Antarctic to do more to save the world penguin population from a rapid decline.
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The emperor penguin colony, which featured in the Oscar-winning film March of the Penguins, has declined by 50 percent since the 1970s.

Ocean barometers

Scientists have long been studying the behavior of penguin populations to gain an understanding of the wider Antarctic ecosystem's health.

Changes in penguin populations in the Antarctic may indicate greater problems in the marine environments that support them, giving scientists a heads-up about the impact of global warming, over-fishing and other human activities. The Antarctic supports more than 10,000 unique species besides penguins, including the blue whale.

It is also estimated that the nutrient-rich waters surrounding the Antarctic sustain 75 percent of the world's marine life, because the water is transported by an enormous current into the northern hemisphere.

 

"Penguins are indicator species for the environment - they're at the very end of the food web.


If the penguins are doing well, it's an indication that the food web is fine. If the penguins are not doing well, something is going wrong," Pütz told DW.

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10 #facts you might not know about #Marine #Protected Areas

10 #facts you might not know about #Marine #Protected Areas | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
1.- The combined size of the world’s MPAs exceeds the size of Europe.
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#Nitrogen #pollution, climate and land use ~ Phys.Org

#Nitrogen #pollution, climate and land use ~ Phys.Org | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Irish Examiner Nitrogen pollution, climate and land use Phys.Org Dr Alessandra Di Marco, a co-author of the study and researcher at the Air Pollution Unit of the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic...
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The health benefits of reduced meat consumption. 

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